How to keep a house cool when outside temperatures rise

woman sitting next to an open window trying to keep cool
(Image credit: Getty)

While there hasn't been much call to find out how to keep a house cool yet this summer, things do look set to change — we hope.

With temperatures expected to rise in the coming days and weeks, the subject of  how to prevent overheating in homes is bound to crop up. The barbecues will undoubtedly be dusted off, the paddling pools inflated and the patios hosed down — but there is a less pleasant side of summer to bear in mind along with all this fun.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.